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Book Club – Brain Rules Part 2

Book Club – Brain Rules Part 2

How do Brain Rules affect Organizing and Executive Functions?

How do Brain Rules affect Organizing and Executive Functions?

Book Club – Brain Rules Part 2

The Organizing Maniacs Book Club fun never ends! Brain Rules was so jam packed with information that we went ahead and had two sessions of our book club devoted to it. What did we all think of it? We loved it, of course. Keep reading to see what some of our professional organizers thought were the most important take aways for them.

“I learned that our brains cannot multi task.  We can focus within multiple tasks, but what we are doing is constantly changing our focus.  This process can increase the amount it takes to complete a task, but not that one is doing it efficiently.  Interruptions can take a person 50% longer and with 50% more errors to get a task accomplished.
Repeat to remember was also a validating tip.  I frequently repeat things I want to remember, so I was glad to be doing something unconsciously to help my brain remember.  This book was filled useful techniques. I would likely recommend it to m Chronically Disorganized clients.” -Cris

“I have always been a visual learner so Brain Rule #9, “Vision trumps all other senses” really resonated with me.  I experienced an “ah ha” moment after reading the chapter on sensory integration.  I think reading for me is part written word but also the experience of feeling the book in my hands and smelling the pages.  Perhaps I feel a stronger, more emotional bond with the book because I’m experiencing the story rather than just reading it on some device??  We see many clients who are avid book collectors so I think this may help me better understand their connection to their books.” -Patti

“The memory and sensory integration chapters made me think about some of our clients who struggle to remember things. Where they put their keys, where they should file something, where something belongs in their organized space. I started to wonder how we can use some of the sensory stimulation to assist them. Would music, certain smells, visual ques (yes labels etc…) assist them with memory?” -Julie

“Rule # 3 Sleep – Each of us have a different chronotype, which allows us to determine which part of the day we can be the most productive.  It is very important to pay attention to whether you are a morning person (lark) or a night person (owl), and then plan according to do some organizing or decluttering when your brain is at its peak level of efficiency.” -Jen

“I liked the information regarding the link between exercise and healthy brains. Movement is so important and sometimes undervalued, especially when kids and even adults who fidget are constantly told to keep still. I also loved the suggestions in the attention chapter to add stories and emotions to aid in both attention and memory.” -Wendy

Happy Organizing!

 

Cris Sgrott